A Little Bit About Cardiff
Situated in South Wales, the Welsh capital Cardiff sees a huge number of visitors each year. Whether you’re a sports fan, keen shopper or a history buff, there truly is something for everyone.
Cardiff is reported to have the largest concentration of castles out of any city in the world. It is home to popular tourist attraction Cardiff Castle in the heart of the busy city centre, as well as Castle Coch and two further ‘Motte and Bailey’ castles in Radyr and Rhiwbina which, along with another castle at Whitchurh, hold huge historical significance.
Alongside its impressive castles, Cardiff is also home to the Principality Stadium and Wales Millenium Centre, the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd building (home of the Welsh Parliament).
Sport plays a huge role in the community, and Cardiff plays host to many high-profile sporting events leading it to be crowned European Capital of Sport in 2014. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium hosted the FA Cup for six years running, as well as eight of the London 2012 Olympic football matches. Football is a huge part of sporting culture in Cardiff, with Cardiff City F.C being the most famous club in the area.
Of course, rugby union is a huge part of Cardiff’s sporting scene with Cardiff RFC building an internationally renowned reputation having beaten both South Africa and New Zealand, with Australia failing to beat the side on six attempts. Cardiff also hosts the indoor special stages of the World Rally Championship which takes place at the Principality Stadium each year, while the British Speedway Grand Prix is held at the Millenium Stadium.
Sport isn’t Cardiff’s only popular export however, with a number of well-known bands and musicians deriving from the Welsh capital too, such as Charlotte Church, Shirley Basey and Shakin’ Stevens.
With its vibrant music scene, rich historical heritage, and world-renowned sporting achievements, it’s clear to see why Cardiff remains such a popular city.
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